When Gerald was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he thought his life was over. The amount of new and confusing information he had to learn was overwhelming. His endocrinologist threw out words he had never heard before, like A1c and blood glucose levels.
“I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the foods that I loved, the beverages that I enjoyed once in a while. No more sugar on my cereal or in my coffee,” he worried. “As much as I tried to understand what was being said, I didn’t grasp it all.”
Gerald felt especially lost when his wife of 47 years passed away in August of 2017. “I was in a fog. When I came out of that fog in July of the following year, I took a look at my life and I took a look at my health and I took a good, hard look at my diabetes.”
BlueStar® made a big difference. Gerald started using the app more and realized it helped with so much more than just blood glucose levels. He started tracking his weight from week to week and recording each meal. He learned more about diabetes and everything that had been confusing and overwhelming before.
“In the past 20 months, because of following this program and following the directions of my physicians, I have lost 40 pounds. It’s a program that has helped me get a handle on diabetes.”
If you would like to listen to Gerald tell more about his journey, please watch videos of Gerald here.